After a break due to COVID, the Sekel Scrimmage has returned to Beaver Dam High School. One November 3rd at 5:30pm in the BDHS Fieldhouse the Unified basketball team will play a scrimmage in memory of Ms. Meg Sekel, a special education teacher in the Beaver Dam Unified School District for 32 years. The public is encouraged to come support the student-athletes in a basketball game consisting of two 20-minute running clock halves and a 5 minute halftime.
The Unified Sports program through Special Olympics “is dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences. Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.
In Unified Sports, teams are made up of people of similar age and ability. That makes practices more fun and games more challenging and exciting for all. Having sport in common is just one more way that preconceptions and false ideas are swept away“ (Special Olympics, Unified Sports website: https://www.specialolympics.org/our-work/sports/unified-sports).
Click the link below to listen to a preview of tonight’s game with Athletic Director Melissa Gehring, and BDHS students Cory Hagen and Megan Crum.
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